In this episode, I explore Krzysztof Kieslowski's 1993 film, "Three Colors: Blue." Juliette Binoche plays a woman who loses her husband and daughter in a tragic car accident. Overwhelmed by grief, she tries to cut herself off from human connection and sever ties with the past and her memories. I provide behind-the-scenes information about the making-of the film and discuss key scenes and why they emotionally resonate with me. I also talk about the devastating loss of my father when I was just a teenager and detail my own struggle with grief. This episode contains spoilers.
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Full Show Notes:
My episode on Birth
My episode on Jackie
My episode on Cleo from 5 to 7
My guest appearance on The Complete Podcast to talk about "No End" (1985)
My episode on Dekalog
My episode on The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
My episode on L'avventura
My episode on House of Sand and Fog
All My Sources
The Criterion Collection boxset of the Three Colors Trilogy
Three Colors: A Hymn to European Cinema by Colin MacCabe
Blue: Bare Necessities by Nick James
10 Things I Learned: Three Colors by Abbey Lustgarten
The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieslowski: Variations on Destiny and Chance (Directors' Cuts)
Krzysztof Kieslowski: Interviews, edited by Renata Bernard and Steven Woodward (Conversations with Filmmakers Series)
Double Lives, Second Chances by Annette Insdorf